Spousal Abuse Cases in Westlake Village
Our Westlake Village Family Law Attorney Can Help!
As with any form of
domestic violence, spousal abuse is taken extremely seriously by prosecutors in criminal
courts and judges in family law courts. Instances of spousal abuse can
have repercussions for many years, including possibly permanent damage
to victims, both emotionally and physically. Unfortunately, spousal abuse
is still a serious problem in the United States; the Riley Center, a shelter
for abused victims, states that a woman is battered in our country every
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an abusive spouse, it’s
crucial that you seek help immediately. Living with an abusive domestic
partner, spouse, child, or any other family member should never be an
option; instead you should escape and seek help from law enforcement and
a Westlake Village family lawyer as soon as possible.
I am Attorney Jeffrey S. Graff, and at my firm, the Law Offices of Jeffrey
S. Graff, my team and I understand the importance of protecting victims
of domestic violence and spousal abuse from their abusers, and we work
quickly to put the law to work for you. With more than 30 years of experience,
to my name, I have the detailed knowledge of California family law you
need to seek a successful conclusion to your family law issue. I know
how tough dealing with an abusive spouse can be, and it only motivates
me to work harder for my client knowing that their safety and well-being
depends on my quick and decisive action.
I am ready and available to help you. Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S.
Graff today to book your
free initial consultation by dialing 805-633-4999.
Spousal Abuse & Family Law Cases
Spousal abuse almost always leads to a divorce case down the line, even
if it’s not necessarily right away. You should never feel compelled
to stay with your abuser, however, and doing so can have devastating consequences.
If you are the victim of abuse, you should get yourself and your children
(if you have any) away from your situation as soon as possible, before
calling my office.
Abused spouses often can lay claim to possessions, including:
- The family home
- Certain pieces of property
- Child custody
Property acquisition as a result of the abuse should not be your primary
concern, however. The first task at hand should be to obtain legal protection
from your abuser. When you are a victim of domestic violence, you should
document any injuries you have sustained from their abuse with photographs
and call the police.
Next, you should request a temporary domestic violence restraining order,
which can provide you with up to five years of protection from your abuser
in a number of ways. As your attorney, I can help you petition your local
family law court to obtain one of these orders and ensure you are protected
to the maximum possible extent. Once you are physically and legally safe,
we can begin discussing the next steps, including serving divorce on your
Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff today and let me help you seek the
safety and freedom from abuse you’re looking for.